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Ghana surveyor urges optimisation of land use

Ghana: The greatest challenge facing Ghana is the adoption of appropriate measures to optimise land use to benefit present and future generations, according to Surveyor James Ebenezer Kobina Dadson, Vice President (Africa Region) of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE). Dadson asked professional surveyors to help build records on land ownership, zoning, valuation and essential elements to guide future land administrators.

In an interview with The Chronicle, he said that he would be in the forefront in assisting CASLE to arrange dialogue between national societies and national governments on all matters of national policy, on which surveyors are competent to offer informed opinions and advice, organise regional programmes for surveyors, run workshops on the use of modern technology on surveying and land administration.

The CASLE will also help to develop professional techniques and priorities attuned to national needs and facilitate the transfer of technology within commonwealth member countries. He appealed to the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia in particular, to impart modern technology, especially in tertiary institutions of CASLE member countries.

Surveyor Dadson is a fellow of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) and a member of the governing council of the GhIS. He is also the chairman of the valuation and estate surveying division of the institution. He has worked with the Lands Commission since 1994 as well.

Source: All Africa